Christie's Collaborating With the World's Leading NFT Marketplace - OpenSea

Usha  |  Nov 25, 2021

The world's largest auction house, Christie's, has partnered with OpenSea, the top NFT marketplace. Christie's X OpenSea starts on December 1 with an on-chain auction curated by Christie's and hosted on Opensea.io. Collectors may now use the OpenSea platform to find and buy Christie's-curated NFTs via the Ethereum blockchain. The auction will be available to browse on OpenSea.io from December 1 to 3, and bidding will take place from December 4 to 7.

Christie's Specialist and Head of Digital and Online Sales Noah Davis, Crypto Collector and Curator Ronnie Pirovino, and NFT now, the leading Web3 digital media platform for NFT coverage, curation, and analysis, have curated a cutting-edge selection of NFTs, a mix of collectibles and new 1/1's, for sale. Forever, by Mad Dog Jones, a multidisciplinary artist, and Miami Vice Rocket, by Tom Sachs, are two highlights.

Christie's is Happy to Cooperate with the NFT Marketplace OpenSea

"The digital art world changes at an extraordinary rate," Marcus Fox, Christie's Global Managing Director of 20th and 21st Century Art, said. "Christie's is happy to cooperate with OpenSea, the largest NFT marketplace. The marketplace continues to expand and evolve to align the highest caliber and most frictionless transactions each party can give. This, in my opinion, is a significant step toward bridging the gap between conventional and digital art."
Noah Davis, Christie's Specialist, remarked, "With this collaboration, we are boldly bringing the Christie's brand into the blockchain. Noah mentioned that their collaboration allows us to combine our expert curation and prestigious provenance with the convenience of decentralization. My hope is that this will be the beginning of a new era for NFT sales at Christie's, where this amazing technology can be deployed to its full potential and help to onboard even more traditional contemporary art collectors to Web3."

Non-fungible World Has Been Built by a Dynamic Community Producing Incredible Art

"The NFT community has made fantastic art with sublime ingenuity, pushing the art world into new terrain," stated Alexander Bercow, Art Partnerships Lead at OpenSea. "Christie's is a world-famous art and luxury company that has shaped the industry for centuries. We were enticed by the prospect of bringing their heritage and curatorial experience to OpenSea's platform. We're thrilled to be able to share these highly sought-after, inspirational artworks and collectibles with collectors all over the world."

During Art Basel Miami Beach, selected pieces from the sale will be on display at "The Gateway," an NFT now x Christie's sensory experience featuring music and art in honor of a new age of NFT innovation.

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